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Bunch Plays: Short Yardage

*The base play of the formation, which can be run with or without motion. We run motion for the QB rea
answer the question: Zone or Man? The premise is very simple: a) beat them to the flat, b) TB is blitz c
receiver, c) The TE is the safety valve for zone or man secondary. He runs a flag, but if someone is in
him, he comes back to the ball in the open space. d) one valve for trouble is the TB, who plants under
upright of the goal post after running his slant. Every other play from this formation is a hybred or sister
the one before. You can catch the defense overplaying one version and hit them with another.

SLAM
(Rock Pride 921 Flag)
Routes:
TE: Pick to Flag, Reading
outside defender.
TB: Slant to Goal post, Turn.
SB: Rock motion to Flat
FB: Block/ hook contain
SE: Read route. G
E B B B C
C
Reads: T N N T E
1) Blitz control/
Attack flank
2) Flat Read Route
3) Flag/ read
4) If in trouble, TB plants
himself under goal post.
Throw to corner of upright.
5) Run
Bunch Plays: Short Yardage
*Switch becomes the first play off the base play (slam). The only difference being that it's different
receivers running the same Slam routes. The TE runs to the flat, the SB runs the zone flag and th
becomes, in essence, the blitz control route. But, the route that usually opens up is the SB Flag ro
the back of the end zone after the TE clears the flat defender.

SWITCH
(Rock, Pride 927 Flat)
Routes:
TE: Flat route
TB: Slant to Goal post, turn
SB: Rock motion, run Flag
Flag progression
FB: Block/ hook contain G
SE: Read route. B B B C
C E
T N N T E
Reads:
1) Blitz control/
Attack flank
Read Route
2) Flat
3) Flag/ read
4) If in trouble, SB plants
himself under goal post.
Throw to corner of upright.
5) Run
Bunch Plays: Short Yardage
*This is my personal favorite in short yardage when we know the secondary will be in man. Versus man
man coverage, we have completed this pass every time except one; dropped in the endzone in a tie gam
The only difference is the SB blocks the Fullback's responsibility, while the FB slips out into the flat. The
defender responsible for the SB takes himself out of the play by stepping down to cover him. Go on a qu
count, it's much more effective. NOTE: We usually put the FB in a Strong.

FULLBACK
(Pride 92 FB Flag)
Routes:
TE: Flag Progression
TB: Slant Progression
SB: Block Contain
FB: Flat route
SE: Read route.
G
B B B C
Reads: C E
1) Blitz control/ T N N T E
Attack flank
2) Flat
3) Flag/ read Read Route
4) If in trouble, TE plants
himself under goal post.
Throw to corner of upright.
5) Run
Bunch Plays: Short Yardage
*Teams would see ROCK motion and not chase the SB across, thus evolution occurred. The SB
he is coming back to the formation, pauses, then releases into the opposite flat under a Split End
SE will turn back to the corner flag if covered. TE posts to the opposite upright for the safety valve
NOTE: FB aligns almost behind the QB cheating to the SE side of offensive line.

CHANGE
(Zip, Strike 221 Post)
Routes:
TE: Blitz control slant to
opposite post/ valve.
SB: Zip motion to opposite flat.
TB: Short slant under TE.
FB: Block/ hook contain G
SE: Slant to Post-Corner B B B C
C E
T N N T E
Reads:
1) Attack flank
2) Flat Read Route
3) Flag/ read
4) If in trouble, TE plants
himself under goal post.
Throw to corner of upright.
5) Run
Bunch Plays: Short Yardage
*Defense becomes smart and chases SB across formation. Once again, out-fox the overplaying defens
have the SB take 3 steps in the flat turn & look for the ball, then turn upfield. The QB can hit the SB wit
crisp, upfield pass. SE, uses the corner's inside integrity and takes him to the corner. TE decoys, while
TB runs the under route to the Goal Post. This is actually the route that won Super Bowl XXIII, Montan
Taylor vs. the Bengals.

CUT
(Zip, Strike 920 Flag)
Routes:
TE: Flag (Decoy)
SB: Zip motion to flat, then
Wheel up field.
TB: Blitz control slant or
Under route G
FB: Block/ hook contain B B B C
SE: Inside/ out Fade route. C E
T N N T E
Reads:
1) Attack flank
2) Flat/ wheel route.
3) Fade
4) If in trouble, SB plants
himself under goal post.
Throw to corner of upright.
5) Run
Bunch Plays: Short Yardage
*Again, outsmart the defense. When people overplay the slant & flat route to the SE side, give the
hard slant with a SE choice to stop and come back outside to catch the ball. This is a great Red Z
route and an easy throw. TE runs to the opposite goal post and the SB runs under everyone to pl
shallow safety valve.

CHOICE
(Zip, Strike 221 Post choice)

Routes:
TE: Post to safety valve.
SB: Flat & wheel at sideline.
TB: Fake flag, Come under
formation.
FB: Block contain. G
SE: Choice Route (Hard slant, B B B C
stop and go to flat) C E
Reads: T N N T E
1) Blitz control/
Attack flank
2) Choice
3) Wheel
4) If in trouble, TE plants
himself under goal post.
Throw to corner of upright.
5) Run
Bunch Plays: Midfield Routes
*Allowing yourself to use the formation in the middle of the field gives your receivers confidence inside
Red Zone. Here are some routes, that are QB friendly at midfield. The best trips route that I have foun
the last 20 years is the under route. TB runs upfield, allows the clearing, then slants under a TE post &
SB out. SE runs a read route on the opposite side. Great route in the open field. TE can Flag if FS is
playing centerfield. When the FS LB runs with the TE, the TB becomes WIDE open in his absense. Yo
can 1/2 roll out to this, or just run normal drop back passing.

UNDER
(Tank 923 Post)
Routes:
TE: Post
SB: Out
TB: 3 steps upfield, slant under F
the coverage C C
FB: Tank blocking
E B B
SE: Read route.
T N N T E
Reads:
1) Under Route
2) If FS takes the under, go
to the TE on the Post
3) Out route is open 90%
4) If in trouble, always know the
SE read route for help.
5) Run up the middle.
Bunch Plays: Midfield Routes
*The Under route stretches the defense vertically, then dumps the ball under the coverage. Wheel
stretches the coverage vertically, but moreso horizontally. Receivers are set far from the sideline, W
utilizes this space. SB runs a wide wheel route to horizontally stretch the corner and Strong Safety.
runs a good, 12 yard out route, but continues route to the sideline behind the SS. TB runs a deep po
but cuts off the route if FS is playing deep. The Read route on the backside is always in the equatio

WHEEL
(Tank 980 Out)
Routes:
TE: Out
SB: Wide Wheel F
TB: Skinny Post/ to curl C
FB: Tank Protection C
SE: Read route. G
B B B
Reads: E T N T E
1) Is the SS chasing the wheel?
Give ball to TE on out cut.
Read Route
2) If SS staying under routes,
read FS for Post/ curl route.
3) Read route backside.
4) If man, the Wheel will be
chosen route.
5) Run
Bunch Plays: Midfield Routes
*In the Middle of the field, this is the best route for ball control and out of the hole potential. Most
teams, as we discussed, will use a 3 deep secondary. They cannot cover this route. A TB under route
keeps LB's from deep hook/ curl coverage. A deep Flag or Post by the TE stretches the C and FS. Bu
the most amazing route is the deep dig. The SB must widen his route off the snap to 12 yards, stop an
dig inside to the hash....ball is on it's way, thus a first down. I have yet to see the pass to the Dig batted
away, unless the defense is in Man coverage. If they are in man, the Under route is #1 priority.

MIDDLE
(Tank 962 Flag)
(Tank 962 Post)

Routes:
TE: Flag
TB: Under route F
C
SB: Widen route, then Dig C
FB: Tank Protection
SE: Read Route. B B
B E
E T N T
Reads:
1) Man = Under
Zone = Dig Read Route
2) Read route backside
3) QB cannot stare at the dig,
but trust that it will be there.
4) Run
Bunch Plays: Midfield Routes
*The most QB friendly route read of the midfield package. QB drops back, stares down the Free Safet
the Free Safety hammers down on the middle curl route, throw over the top. He drops, throw between
LB's. If in trouble, throw deep to the SB or the ever flowing tree of reads to the SE. The straight drop b
of the QB will split the LB's allowing for a great seam for the TE.

STREAK
(Tank 987 Hole)

Routes:
TE: Hole
TB: Post F
C C
SB: Flag
FB: Tank Protection $
B B
SE: Read route E
E T N T
Reads:
1) Blitz control (TB)
2) Read FS
3) Deep route
4) SE read route
Bunch Plays: Midfield Routes
*Flood and Drag are the two combinations where the formation becomes balanced. SB motion create
major adjustment by the coverage, where seams in the defense are naturally found. The SB uses mo
and wheels up the sideline behind a skinny post/ curl read from the SE. TE runs a shallow drag route
behind the LB's and the SB posts behind the Free Safety.

FLOOD
(Zip, Strike 880 Drag)
Routes:
TE: Drag
SB: Wheel
F
TB: Post C C
FB: Strike Blocking
SE: Skinny Post (read to curl). B G
B B
E T N T E
Reads:
1) Attack Flank
2) Curl/ Wheel combo
3) Cross to Deep Post
4) Run
Bunch Plays: Midfield Routes
*This package allows a safe route against man or zone. Motion will communicate which coverage the
defense is in when a Linebacker or D back chases or rotates. If it's man, either the comeback or the p
corner are excellent, but if it's zone, the corner is in a bind. Lastly, the deep crossing route is difficult to
cover in any situation and even tougher when it's a receiver with speed.

DRAG
(Zip, Strike 725 Post)
Routes:
TE: Post
TB: Drag route
SB: Zip motion to 5 route F
FB: Strike blocking C C
SE: Post corner route.
B B $
E T N T B
Reads:
1) Split side corner.
2) Flag to comeback combo.
3) Deep crossing route.
4) Run
Bunch Plays: Specials
*We utilize two specials. Flare uses two methods of thought. A) This is a great short yardage play, whe
the TE will be wide open after the short flat area is wide open from the Strong safety flying to the Flare
route. B) Or this is a game breaker because the Free Safety overplays the flag leaving the BS Post ope
If you have a great Split End, this is a huge play. If you need 5 yards, the TE will get it for you. If the
secondary does not honor the Flare, toss it to him for 10 yards.

FLARE
(Rock, Pride 870 Flat)
Routes:
TE: Flat
TB: Deep Flag
SB: Rock motion, Flare route F
FB: Block/ hook contain
C C
SE: Post
B B $
Reads: E T N T E
1) Blitz control/
Attack flank
2) Flat
3) Flag/ read
4) If in trouble, SE Post
5) Run
Bunch Plays: Specials
*Please READ these next two slides with care. We have found that this special has worked 90% of the
and completely confuses defenses. We start in the normal Bunch (Right B) set. On first sound, we SHI
TE-Trades, SE- steps back, SB- Steps up. Then, we will motion the TB across to the other side. Here's
thing, we have run this play without the shifting and it's just as successful. The play will be shown on th
next diagram down from this one. The shift is shown below.

THROWBACK
(Shift, Fly, Strike 718 Cross)
Routes:
TE: Slip, Fall, Cross route
TB: Fly motion, 1 route
SB: Post (8)route F
FB: Strike Blocking C
SE: Flag (7) route
B B B
C E T N T E
Reads:
1) Strike QB steps to edge of
TE.
2) Stop and throwback to TE.
Bunch Plays: Specials
*After the shift and motion across, the TE acts like he slips and falls, delaying for a moment. The TE th
explodes across the formation and is wide open on the opposite flank. This is the best "Lifesaver" RED
ZONE play we have found over the last 3 years. You can also run the normal sprint out (Strike) pass to
side also. If the team isn't ready for the SHIFT and the FLY motion, then the TB will be open in the
opposite flat. **As you can tell, our QB is left handed at the moment. If he's right handed, the play will
run the opposite direction.

2nd portion of
above play...

THROWBACK
(Shift, Fly, Strike 718 Cross)
Routes: F
TE: Slip, Fall, Cross route
TB: Fly motion, 1 route C
SB: Post (8)route B
FB: Strike Blocking C B B
SE: Flag (7) route E T N T E

Reads:
1) Strike QB steps to edge of
TE.
2) Stop and throwback to TE.
Bunch Plays: Run Offense
*Depending on your offense, we have found 7 running plays that complement our offense out of the
(Right B) formation. The first play is a power QB keep with many people out in front of him. USC wo
proud. The SB and the TE double the D End, then combo off to the LB. TB sprints off the line and s
the Corner. FS guard pulls and leads up in the hole, usually blocking the Free Safety. The FB kicks
the force player and the QB rolls and carries the ball into the 8 hole.

Power QB Keep
(8 QB Keep) F
C C

B B
Routes/ Rules: $
E T N T E
TE: Double team D End
TB: Stalk block Corner
SB: Combo to LB
FB: Lead and kick out Force
player
SE: Stalk
Bunch Plays: Run Offense
*We run this play two ways: 48 Pitch and 48 Pitch Crack. Reason: Seeing 7 or 8 man fronts. If it
man front with a force player, we crack back on the force, while the Guard kicks out the deep 1/3 p
it's an 8 man front, like a 5-3, we block it normal with the Guard leading up into the hole and the TB
blocking the 1/3. This full flow play becomes huge with our counters.

48 Pitch Crack
(48 Pitch)
F
C
Routes/ Rules: B B
C
B
TE: Double team D End E T N T E
SB: Combo D End to LB
TB: Crack on S Safety
FB: Carry ball to 8 hole
SE: Stalk
Bunch Plays: Run Offense
*From the onset, we explained that our offensive philosophy is the Wing T. The Down scheme out
Belly is our #1 play. When teams widen their D Ends to stop the roll out passing game, the Fullbac
scheme becomes very effective. In the NEW Bunch package, we can still run this play, while runnin
of the other Bunch schemes. We could not run this play out of the "old" bunch set. This full flow pla
is the reason why our counters are so effective.
14 G
(14 G)
F
C C

B B $
E T N T B

Routes/ Rules:
TE: Down block
TB: Stalk block
SB: Block 1st inside LB
FB: Carry ball in 4 hole
SE: Stalk
Bunch Plays: Run Offense
*Using 48 Pitch and 14 G as your full flow plays, 11 Counter can become a huge game breaker. We b
the counter with some special rules on the SE side by influencing the Guard out. If he's uncovered, hi
rule is to block down. On the TE side, the uncovered player pulls and kicks out, while the TE pulls and
leads thru the hole. The SB receives the inside handoff and up in the 1 hole. FB fakes 14 G and peel
blocks the man over the pulling TE.

F C
C

B B
$
E T N T E
11 Counter
(11 Ctr)

Routes/ Rules:
TE: Pull thru 1 hole
TB: Stalk block Corner
SB: Carry ball in 1 hole
FB: Fake 14 G, peel the D End
SE: Stalk
Bunch Plays: Run Offense
*Since this counter is already in our play selection, we run this for a wider counter using Trey blockin
The rules are the same for the TE side blockers. The uncovered Guard or Tackle pulls and kicks ou
TE pulls and leads thru the 5 hole. The SB receives an outside handoff and follows the TE thru the
hole. If you Wing T nuts want a GREAT counter pass off of this, give me a shout.

F
C
C
15 Trey B B
B
(15 Trey) E T N T E

Routes/ Rules:
TE: Pull & Lead thru 5 hole
SB: Carry ball into 5 hole
TB: Stalk the corner
FB: Fake 14 G peel block D End
SE: Stalk
Bunch Plays: Run Offense
*Again, we run the Jet Sweep as part of our everyday offense. When teams reduce down on the SE side
the formation, we run the Jet back to the SE side. Split side Tackle reach blocks, Split side Guard pulls a
leads to pick up LB, SE attempts to gain an outside stalk.

57 Jet F
C
(57 Jet) C
B B $
Routes/ Rules: E T N T B
TE: Down block
TB: Stalk block
SB: Block 1st inside LB
FB: Carry ball in 4 hole
SE: Stalk
Bunch Plays: Run Offense
*Our #1 play in our offense is the Midline Option. The main reason why we evolved from the old
set to this one, is because of this play. We can still run it out of this formation, where we couldn
old. In our Bunch set, we utilize Twirl motion, or Slam for the SB, to lead on the FS LB. For tho
don't know the midline, we read the first player on or outside the nose of the playside guard. Fo
information on the Midline, email me.

32 Fan C
F C
(Slam, 32 Fan)
B B
$
Routes/ Rules: E T N T E
TE: Double team D End
TB: Stalk block Corner
SB: Combo to LB
FB: Lead and kick out
Force player
SE: Stalk
Bunch Plays: Run Offense
*When teams over shift to the Bunch side, the option is a great play back to the SE side. Especi
against a 50 team. Our QB's are trained for the Midline reads already, and the Triple read is ver
The best part of this play is getting the sideline out of a Bunch formation.

77 Veer F C
(77 Veer) C
B B
Routes/ Rules: E T N T E
B
TE: Reach
SB: Pitch Phase
TB: Stalk
FB: Veer through 3 hole
SE: Stalk
Bunch Plays: Run Offense
*One defense we see a ton of is an OVERSHIFTED 50 defense to the Bunch side of the formation. Th
a way to Option that side without using a pitchman. We veer the Tackle, read him and the QB has a "N
PITCH" rule, called in the huddle. TE kicks out the overshifted end and the SB jab picks to the next lev
We've run for days on this play.

78 Veer
- No Pitch C
F
C
(78 Veer)
B B
$
Routes/ Rules: E T N T E
TE: Drive
TB: Stalk
SB: Jab Pick
FB: Veer through
2 hole
SE: Stalk
Bunch Plays: 3 Step Drop
*One of the most productive packages in our Bunch set is the 3 Step Drop. The two things that you wan
accomplish with this is to a) Pick the side you want to control, then control it by using motion. When yo
motion across the formation, you have a 2 X 2 formation that has 18 yards of use on 2 sides of it. b)
Simplicity: We only run 3 combinations of Bunch- 3 Step routes. Our 3 Step Drop protections are Max
and Tank. Max = FB blocks outside leg of tackle AWAY from the TE, TE stays to block. Tank = FB blo
to the TE, TE releases for pass and SB or TB blocks away from TE.

3 STEP
(Max 117)
Routes:
TE: Block, unless it's Tank F C
TB: 1 route C
SB: 7 route $
B B
FB: Max Protection
SE: Read or called route E T N T E
QB: Read Corner on
2 receiver side.

*We also run a FB screen off of this action away from the Bunch side. If you block the LB on
that side, it’s a first down.
Bunch Plays: 3 Step Drop
*When you motion across the formation, you create a 2 X 2, balanced alignment, Cover 3 becomes
distorted and can be attacked with great ease. When we motion across, we watch the secondary and thro
away from the movement. If they don't move, then throw to the motion, it's that simple.

3 STEP
(Zip, Max 711)
F
Routes: C
C
TE: Block unless it's Tank B
G
B B
SB: 1 route
TB: 1 or 7 route E T N T E
FB: Max Protection
SE: 7 route
Bunch Plays: 3 Step Drop
*Lastly, opponents have tried to run Cover 2 vs. the bunch. a) They can't cover 2 deep people on on
b) the hook to curl zone becomes open, and c) They can't stop the run. We do have 2 routes vs. C
that are a huge advantage. Route A) is a simple Wheel with an out route under it. The second place
Safety in conflict where he has to play honest. Find me a LB that can get under these routes 50% of
time, and I'll be the first to call a Division I school. This play actually is two plays at once. If we block
protection, the motion back will stay in to block away from the TE.

3 STEP F $
(Zip, Max 330)
(Zip, Tank 38 Flag)
B B
C C
E T N T B